postal order

nounChiefly British.

Origin of postal order

First recorded in 1895–1900

Words Nearby postal order Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use postal order in a sentence

  • I am a patriot, so, without her knowledge, I slipped a postal order for ten shillings into the envelope.

  • He wrote a very kind letter in answer, with a postal order enclosed for ten shillings.

    Beggars | W. H. (William Henry) Davies
  • Every week he laid by five dollars out of his salary, which he sent in the form of a postal order to Mrs. Gerhardt.

    Jennie Gerhardt | Theodore Dreiser
  • The second month, I sent old Storman a postal order for twenty dollars and told him I took the harness and was sorry.

    The Red Debt | Everett MacDonald
  • Even a diamond necklace or a few oranges or a five-shilling postal order would be something.

    Second Plays | A. A. Milne

British Dictionary definitions for postal order

postal order

  1. a written order for the payment of a sum of money, to a named payee, obtainable and payable at a post office

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